Please note these are the 2020 guidelines and maybe be subject to change in 2021. The deadline for 2020 was September 30th. We are no longer accepting applications.
In the first section of the form you will be asked to fill in your personal contact information and your educational information.
At this point you must upload a copy of your student card or other proof of enrolment on your named course.
You will also be asked for website and social media links relating to your creative practice. Judges will not view these but this information is useful to us to promote the work of Future Makers winners.
Registration with DCCI
In order to apply for Future Makers you must be registered with DCCI.
If you ARE already registered with DCCI you will not have to compete this section, simply tick the box to indicate that you are already registered with us.
If you are NOT registered with the DCCI you can automatically register while completing you application to Future Makers.
You will be asked to agree to the T&Cs of registration. You will also be asked a number of questions relating to your preferences and permissions for GDPR.
Support Category and Creative Proposal
In this section you will be asked to choose which of the three supports on offer you wish to apply for:
Travel & Training
You will then be asked to upload images of your work*. Make sure these are labeled correctly with you name and image number. Example:
The form will only accept .jpg and .jpeg files, the maximum file size is 3MB.
In the text box beside each image you need to enter the title of the work, materials used, dimensions, year created, photography credit. Example:
10cm (H) x 5cm (D) x 5cm (W)
*The form will not submit if you have not upload a minimum of three images.
Maker Statement (800 characters - approx 150words)
Creative Proposal (2100 - approx 350 words)
In this part of the form you will be asked to outline your approach to your practice. This is your opportunity to tell the judges about why you do what you do. You are selling yourself and your work here so be confident!
You will then be asked to fill in your Creative Proposal, this is where you outline what you plan to use the Future Makers support for if you were to win. You will need to give details of your proposed activity, where it will take place, what materials you are buying etc. You should show the impact that the support would have on your practice and how it would progress your creative development.
In the final section of the form you will be asked to show how you have costed your Creative Proposal. On the left enter the item, e.g. 'wool', on the right enter the cost e.g. '€100'.
The Expenditure and Income totals will automatically update.
The 'TOTAL' amount requested box will also automatically update.
The total for student/recent graduate supports is €500. The form will not submit if the figure in the 'TOTAL' box is not €500.
Saving and Submitting your application
The form gives you the option to 'Save' your application as you go. If you click 'save' at any point you will be sent a link to the email address you have provided. You can click on this link to return to your in-progress application at any point.
Once you click submit you cannot make any further changes to your application.
REMINDER! If you save your application you must return to the link and click submit before the deadline for your application to be accepted.
Best of luck with your application!
If you have any issues with the online system please contact